Murfreesboro, NC (June 29, 2021) – Three people were killed in a car accident that occurred in Murfreesboro on Friday, June 25th. The crash happened along US Highway 158 around 6:45 p.m.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident. According to a report from troopers, 66-year-old Jeffrey Clayton Collier, along with his wife, 63-year-old Cindy Collier, and 65-year-old Dwight Moss were all in a 1996 Freightliner Motor Home traveling westbound on U.S. 158. At the same time, 65-year-old Marshall Cain, of Aulander, was operating a 2021 Kenworth tractor-trailer when he came to the intersection of U.S. 158 and N.C. 11 South.
Jeffrey Collier entered the intersection where his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer and was pushed underneath the truck. Jeffrey, Cindy, and Dwight Moss all suffered critical injuries and died at the crash scene. Cain suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital for treatment.
The road remained closed until approximately 3:00 a.m. as troopers cleared debris from the scene and investigated the crash. Motorists were asked to avoid the area.
An investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic crash in Murfreesboro.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina can be a dangerous place for motorists. According to the statistics published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 1,500 people were killed in car accidents across our state in 2019. These numbers amount to approximately three fatalities every day. A North Carolina car accident can be a life-changing event for victims and their families. These accidents happen very suddenly and voluntarily and are often caused by the actions of negligent drivers.
In the aftermath of a car accident in North Carolina, you are likely experiencing a great deal of grief and pain. Certainly, there is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one in a crash. This is especially true if your family member was killed in an accident that was not their fault. During this time, your focus should rightfully be on your family and determining how best to move forward in the face of a sudden tragedy. The last thing you need to worry about is trying to handle legal matters following the accident.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we can help when you have lost a family member in a traffic accident. North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton is here to help during your time of greatest need. We bring a high level of skill and compassion to every case and we will fight tirelessly to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. For nearly a decade, we have helped our clients recover more than 40 million dollars in total compensation.
Our firm is here for you and stands ready to help at any time. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. We also handle most accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no attorney fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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